COLQ: LISTENING TO CINEMA

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Film Studies
Course Number: 
235
Institution: 
Smith College
This course explores various aspects of film sound from both a theoretical and a historical perspective. Emphasis is placed on the development of critical listening skills through regular exercises in close listening and audio-visual analysis. Topics addressed include the history of sound technology; the aesthetics and politics of sound design; the voice in cinema; and film music. While the historical scope of the course ranges from the "silent" era to the present, two salient turning points are the subject of focused attention: the introduction of synchronous sound film in the 1920s and the development of digital surround sound in the 1990s. Enrollment limit of 25. (E)
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Schedule #: 
20985-F15

Course Sections

COLQ: LISTENING TO CINEMA
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Andrew Ritchey aritchey@smith.edu MW 01:10-02:30; W 07:30-09:30 SEELYE 201; SEELYE 312